2015: generally exceptional …

Xmas 2015Staying with the precedent set for 2013 and continued for 2014 here are my reflections of 2015. In many respects it’s been an exceptional year and although there has been some sadness there hasn’t been the uptick that you might have expected as my friends, colleagues and relations all get older. Continue reading


Damn! I love Indonesia

DSC02235We were invited to a wedding, Sat 12 Dec 15. It was Juni’s cousin’s son whom we knew quite well so we had a mind to go. Problem was it was in Surabaya, East Java. Rather a long way to go just for a family event. So we decided to make a holiday of it. Continue reading

Cambridge buses and the Oak Bistro

14644689596_86da472670_bThere’s an app you can get in Cambridge to tell you where your nearest bus options are and to plan bus trips across the county. It’s a bit clunky and it doesn’t seem to include the guided bus so I don’t use it much but it does tell me that from where I live it’s 0.4 miles (curious mixture of the metric and traditional) to the nearest stop in the village which will get me a citi 8 to Cambridge and, interestingly only 0.2 miles further in the other direction to the Girton Farm stop for the citi 6. But sadly it doesn’t tell me how far it is to the guided bus stop in the village but MayMyRun tells me it’s about 2km and that’s where I headed off to last night. Continue reading